An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation

Lisa Jones

Students Gain Experience as Consultants for Youth-Led Social Ventures

Lisa Jones | April 24, 2015
Taufan Putra is a YouthActionNet alumni and founder of Amartha Microfinance —an organization that improves the lives of low-income rural women and families in Indonesia through small business...

Women Using #STEM for Change

Lisa Jones | April 8, 2015
On March 8 th , more than 1,000 global events took place in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, #makeithappen , was a call to action for recognizing and advancing...

Solving Africa’s Teacher Shortage, The Youth-Led Answer

Lisa Jones | March 19, 2015
In Sub-Saharan Africa, local governments and NGOs alike have invested millions in developing solutions to increase access to quality education for Africa's young people--the majority of whom...

Gifts to Feel Good About

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...

The Transformative Power of Networks

Lisa Jones | November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...

2014 Laureate Global Fellowship Events

Lisa Jones | October 8, 2014
Qasim is working in Pakistan to encourage history students to examine their textbooks more closely--to understand the other side of every story and to question their assumptions. Yaseen creates open-...

Social Design Webinar Series

Lisa Jones | August 27, 2014
Can designers make a difference? Increasingly, designers are taking prominent roles in the creation of initiatives for solving social issues. In a recent two-part YouthActionNet webinar series ,...

Impact Investing Advice from a Social Entrepreneur who's Been There

Lisa Jones | June 9, 2014
2013 Laureate Global Fellow Alejandro Maza Ayala recently shared his insider advice about the world of impact investing through YouthActionNet's "Living Leadership" webinar series . As...

Sparking Change in India’s Largest Red Light District (Part II)

Lisa Jones | May 19, 2014
Working within the System Most of us couldn’t imagine having tea with a brothel owner, let alone spending hours helping him or her to learn and practice English. While I was in awe of how...

Sparking Change in India’s Largest Red Light District (Part I)

Lisa Jones | May 15, 2014
Seeing Beyond Walls of Misperception If you visit Garstin Bastion Road in Delhi during the day, you will see hardware shops lining a crowded thoroughfare where merchants peddle industrial supplies...